Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

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Sledding in Northwest Indiana

It can get boring in the winter months in Northwest Indiana. However, we suggest getting out and having some good, clean outdoor fun. Here’s a list of places to go sledding for you winter pleasure.  Sledding in Northwest Indiana LAKE COUNTY: • Centennial Park – Munster – 901 N. Centennial Dr. (219) 836-6930 . click…

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City of LaPorte’s Winterfest Announced!

The Annual WinterFest, organized by the La Porte Park and Recreation Department, returns January 26-28, 2024!  FREE ICE SKATING ALL WEEKEND (JANUARY 26-28) Glide into winter enjoyment! Bundle up and come ice skate at the Downtown La Porte Ice Rink, located at Monroe and State streets. Skate time is FREE by entering the discount code WINTERFEST during…

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Winter Wonderland Festival Coming January 13th

     The 23rd annual Winter Wonderland festival on Saturday, Jan. 13 will feature a tree identification walk at 1:30 p.m. at Eggers Grove Forest Preserve in Chicago.      The event is sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI).      Marianne Kozlowski, co-steward of Eggers Grove, will lead the walk.…

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Fall Activities at Indiana Dunes

From Kayaking to photography to Hiking, Fall Season is a great time to Visit the Indiana Dunes National park!  The Fall Foliage is amazing.    Ranger-led History Hikes offered at National Park  There will be Chellberg Farm Open Houses every Sunday In November, 2023 from 1pm – 3pm. Look for ranger – led hikes at…

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Pumpkin Patches Are Great Fall Fun!

    Most Northwest Indiana Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes usually open by mid September, some earlier! Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands. Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from. To…

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Valparaiso Creative Council To Construct Sculpture at Skate Park

     Valparaiso Creative Council (@valpocreates) is a non-profit organization comprised of community leaders entrusted with developing the Creative District for Valparaiso, IN. They are building this vision through art events, initiatives, public projects, and supporting local artists in ALL mediums, even sculpture!      They work closely with the city, yet operate independently and…

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What Happens to the Indiana Dunes During A Government Shutdown?

     At the time of printing, we don’t know if we have a government shut down or not. But, just in case . . .  If the Indiana Dunes National Park closes on October 1, the Indiana Dunes State Park will remain open and fully staffed during the federal government shutdown (1600 N. 25…

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Duneland Fall Festival at Indiana Dunes National Park

     Enjoy a weekend of fun at the historic Chellberg Farm at Indiana Dunes National Park. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Indiana Dunes, the Duneland Fall Festival takes place on September 16th and 17th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free to the national park on both days so everyone can enjoy…

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35th Anniversary Moonwalker is still a Smooth Criminal Michaelpalooza

In 1988 Michael Jackson released a concert/Star Wars inspired film.  Moonwalker featuring the long form version of  the Smooth Criminal Video (MJ refers to his videos as short films) which is a tribute to Fred Estaire and let’s not forget that iconic lean.  Michael Jackson transforms into a robot car and defeats his enemy Frankie…

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Tickets On Sale for Sleepy Hollow – Lowell Indiana

      The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is a popular event that sells out ahead of time. So, We are posting the “Tickets On Sale Date” is Wednesday, August 23, 2023  #PanoramaNOW Customers. The 2023 Dates are September 8th And 9th and September 15th and 16th, 2023.      Purchase your tickets at Deep…

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